Hamlet Act II Review - Central Bucks School District

Hamlet Act II Review - Central Bucks School District

HAMLET ACT II REVIEW Vocab Quiz Monday Ambiguous Auspicious Contrive

Dexterity Enmity Impious Obsequious Obstinate

Pernicious Portentous usurp Vocab Quiz Monday

That pernicious woman! Hamlets obsequious sorrow. Act 1 Study Guide Any last questions?

Vocabulary Draw a negative sign on the left side of your paper and a positive sign on the right side.

Then decide where each vocabulary word falls on the scale of negative to positive connotation. Lines 173-178 What plan is formed to test Poloniuss hypothesis that

Hamlet is mad because of rejected love? They will spy on him as Ophelia is let loose on him. Why does Hamlet call Polonius a fishmonger?

Denmarks a prison for there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. To me it is a prison. Oh God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count

myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams. Page 128 Hamlets Reason Page 132- reread his explanation

How honest is he being? O, what a rogue and peasant slave am I Why does Hamlet exclaim such a self-derogatory remark?

Why does Hamlet need proof? Is his stalling a bad thing? A sign of weakness? Who is spying on whom? Rosencrantz and Guildenstern?

Polonius, King, Queen? Ophelia? Hamlet? Hamlets Character Traits

Do you know who these people are? Gertrude? Claudius? The ambassadors to Norway?

Hamlets former classmates? Polonius? Laertes? Ophelia?

Who said this? This above all, to thine own self be true,/And it must follow, as the night the day,/ Thou canst not then be false to any man.

1 Oh what a spiritless coward am I!! 2 Isnt it unbelievable that this actor can react physically to

someone elses sorrow, someone elses cause? His thoughts matched his actions. 3

For Hecuba! They dont even care about each other! 4 What would his reaction be if he had my cause? My

motivation? Hed take action and make sure that everybody heard about the grave injustice! He would astonish eyes and ears! 5

Yet I am a dull rascal, not stirred to action by my important duty. 6.

No not even for a king who was robbed of life and power! Not even for my father, whom I love! 7 and 8

Does anyone call me names or mock me?! Well I deserve to be mocked, pinched, and made fun of! I cannot summon the courage to act against this injustice! 9

O Vengeance! Like a coward I need solid evidence. 10 I have heard that when guilty people are reminded of the

terrible thing they have done (by seeing it acted out in front of them), they are stirred to feel remorse and to admit to their misdeeds. 11

Murder will make itself heard in a miraculous way! 12 I will have these players play something like the murder of

my father and will observe the kings reactions. If he shows ANY guilt, I will take action against him. 13 It might have been an evil spirit trying to trick me into

damning myself (sending myself to hell). 14 If I get solid proof, then I will have more evidence than my

fathers spirits word. The play is the key to getting proof.

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